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Anarchy abounds in ‘EF! The Musical’

Jared Hemming
March 3, 2015

The cast of “EF! The Musical” read the show’s script for the first time last Tuesday. And one week later, the experimental musical about the anarchic environmental group, Earth First!,...

Actor Peter Lincolnrusk plays a singing chalkboard with other actors' hands in Davey Steinman's show

Coffee, halibut and whiskey: Davey Steinman’s world of puppets

Jackie Renzetti
February 26, 2015

As a mechanical engineering freshman at the University of Minnesota, Davey Steinman wandered into the Rarig Center and found a spiral staircase, beckoning him to explore his first catwalk. When he was...

What the Dickens?

Jackie Renzetti
February 19, 2015

The play “To Begin With” reimagines the life of Charles Dickens and spotlights one of his lesser-known works. Written by Jeffrey Hatcher, it will premiere at the Music Box Theatre this weekend....

Lynn Nottage will share the first scene from her unreleased play

A visit with Lynn Nottage

Jackie Renzetti
February 17, 2015

Lynn Nottage will unveil the first scene from her unreleased work “Sweat” at the University of Minnesota on Wednesday. Penumbra Theatre  actors Carl Atiya Swanson, James Craven and H....

Embracing darkness

Jackie Renzetti
December 10, 2014

As humans have done for millennia, Bradley Greenwald celebrates the winter solstice in his show “The Longest Night.” Greenwald curated a mix of songs and poems focusing on various elements...

A new odd couple

Jackie Renzetti
December 2, 2014

Amy Herzog’s “4000 Miles” dramatic comedy features a zany pair of roommates. After 21-year-old protagonist Leo Joseph-Connell completes a 4,000-mile cross-country bike ride, he decides...

Vilifying volleys

Jackie Renzetti
November 26, 2014

Zach Nyhus considers himself an “unofficial, unsanctioned audience recruiter” for the comedy show Vilification Tennis. He and his fiancée go to almost every monthly show at the...

A new spin on Shakespeare

Jackie Renzetti
November 20, 2014

When three playwrights wanted to revamp Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” they turned to the Bard’s other work. Writers Dominique Serrand, Steven Epp and Nathan...

Another cup of coffee

Jackie Renzetti
November 20, 2014

In 1995, Michael Donley, Bill Arnold and Bob Stromberg met for a cup of coffee. By the end of the visit, they had decided to create the show that became Triple Espresso, which is opening for its 20th season...

J.C. Cutler acts as Ebenezer Scrooge in the Guthrie Theater's production of the Charles Dickens classic

40 years of Christmas

Laini Devin
November 13, 2014

The ghosts of Christmas past, present and future will once again unite starting Thursday to bring “A Christmas Carol” to the Guthrie Theater’s Wurtele Thrust Stage. Joe Chvala returns...